HayekintheHouse
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Apr 20, 2012 HayekintheHouse commented on Another One Bites the Dust.
Man, it was just back in Sept. when Dominic said this (and worse) about the Roosevelt neighborhood and its denizens in the face of massive new development:

"Some neighborhood screechers say that they'll only allow a 40 foot building in the immediate vicinity, which would sabotage the whole project."

Who is screeching now? Man, I take no glee in this--I just wish The Stranger would have a more live and let live attitude. You're all quick to judge others (Dominic is really not half bad comparatively), but have a hard time putting yourselves in the shoes of others until you're forced to wear them. Best to all and good evening.
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Apr 20, 2012 HayekintheHouse commented on Another One Bites the Dust.
This is sad, I've always cherished the Bauhaus. However, The Stranger and its readers/supporters should not be so gobsmacked. I feel for all those in Cap. Hill reeling from this, but when it comes to The Stranger, you reap what you sow.

For many years you've zealously shoved this density down the throats of other neighborhoods, and when folks have confronted it, and voiced concerns--you hurled expletives and slurs of "NIMBY's!." at them. But you know what, if you can't have a say in your own backyard, where can you say? Right? Think about it The Stranger, you've been shills for developers all along and the character of so many neighborhoods has been destroyed by soulless apartment and townhouse buildings. Sometimes a little bit slower way of life, green spaces, and skies amidst the buildings--well, it makes this town more than some soulless urban jungle. Sprawl may have its downside, but vertical sprawl, or density run amok, is not the undying value you should be pushing for. It's never the same thing as when it happens in your own backyard, is it? With that said, best of luck in preserving some of the wonderful, character-filled buildings you've got in that part of town.
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